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Outdoor Nature Journaling: Mentor a Student in a Cambridge Public School

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ORGANIZATION: Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc. (CSV)

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As an Art & Science in One mentor, you'll work with one Grade 4 or Grade 5 student over five sessions to develop scientific practices of observation, documentation, and communication by keeping a nature journal. Structured, supervised exercises led by the drawing instructor engage a whole classroom of mentor-student pairs during the school day. The classroom teacher and CSV staff coordinator accompany the group on each outing, providing supervision and informal coaching when needed.

The program is designed to deepen student engagement with science through these one-to-one multi-sensory outdoor experiences, with the one-to-one model that enables the experience to be individualized for each student's strengths and interests.

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About Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc. (CSV)


CRLS, 459 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02138, US

Mission Statement

Cambridge School Volunteers (CSV) is an independent, non-profit organization supporting the academic and personal success of Cambridge public school children. CSV develops programs that match caring and competent adults with students of all needs and levels.


Founded in 1966, Cambridge School Volunteers, Inc. is the agency responsible for the recruitment, training, placement, support, and evaluation of volunteers in the Cambridge Public Schools (CPS), -one high school, the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School; four upper schools for Grade 6-8, one dual-immersion Spanish/English K-8 school, and 11 elementary schools. CSV's mission is to contribute to the improvement of public education in Cambridge by developing meaningful roles for volunteers that emphatically respond to standards of educational excellence within each academic area. CSV also functions as the Cambridge Public Schools' designated liaison to the community on matters pertaining to volunteerism. In this role, CSV assists community agencies and constituencies with the planning and development of programs that effectively utilize volunteers and related community resources.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Environment


Thu May 04, 2023 - Thu Jun 15, 2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Tobin Montessori School359 BroadwayqCambridge, MA 02139






  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • seven sessions, two of which are training sessions (one training is virtual over Zoom).
  • Enthusiasm for being outdoors and exploring the natural world. No artistic or scientific background is needed. "Beginner's Mind" approach and patience for workingn with this age group is helpful.

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